Category: Ed Outreach Upcoming Events

Title: Asserting Identity in Children and Youth Literature: A Workshop for Educators

Date Published: January 15, 2020

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6th Annual Educator Workshop on Award-Winning Children and Youth Literature

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10am – 3:30pm
Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, 2218 – 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059

Co-sponsored by African Studies Center and School of Education at Howard University, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University

The workshop will explore the assertion of identity in literature for children and youth, and focus on use of this literature in the classroom, featuring current award winning books from the Africana book awards and the Middle East Outreach Council book awards. Speakers include author Natalie A. Washington-Weik and educator and linguist Dr. Rabiah Khalil Abdullah.

Teachers will receive books to take home, and other resources. Lunch will be served. Register here.

This program is made possible by a Title VI grant from the United States Department of Education, which is funding National Resource Centers on Africa at Howard University and on the Middle East at Georgetown University, and by support from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown.

Image Credit: Detail of “The Peacemakers” mural was installed in the late 1980s by the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council, at 2nd Street and Kinnickinnic Street. Jean David / No Studios

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